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Private GP Clinic

Private GP Clinic in Glasgow

At GP Matters we provide quick and easy access to private GP services - when you need it.

There are a range of appointment times available, including same day GP consultations, for both adults and children.

We offer quick and easy access for many different types of appointments (from GP consultations, private prescriptions and referrals, OGUK medicals or blood testing).

Private GP

GP consultations, private prescriptions, referrals to specialists.

Vaccines / Travel Clinic

Immunisations, Travel Clinic vaccinations and malaria prevention.

Offshore Medicals

OGUK medicals and Wind Turbine medicals (GWO / RUK medicals).

Work / Visa Medicals

Employment & Visa medicals for most countries and companies Saudi, China, Qatar...

STI Tests

STI testing and treatment for the main STIs/STDs.
100% Confidential / Fast Results

Allergy Clinic

We provide private allergy testing for most allergens.
Skin Prick Test & Blood tests.

Botox Clinic

Anti-wrinkle treatments from our clinic in Glasgow. Cosmetic, Migraine, Hyperhidrosis.

Phlebotomy / Blood tests

Over 1000 Tests available.
Accredited Lab / UKAS.
Fast Turnaround Times

Private GP Glasgow - Dr Carole McAlisyter

Dr Carole McAlister

Medical Director & Founder
MBChB DRCOG MRCGP
Private GP and Aesthetics Doctor
GMC Reg number: 3275151

PRIVATE GP Consultations 

Learn about our private GP services / FAQ

Do I have to register to make a GP appointment?
There is no formal registration process to go through when you visit a GP at GP Matters, if you are a new patient we will ask you to to complete our online registration form, it only takes a couple of minutes.
Patients do not need to de-register with their NHS GP when registering with GP Matters.
We will not let your NHS GP know you have attended GP Matters unless you specifically ask us to.
Overseas visitors are most welcome. 


How do I make a GP appointment?

Please contact the clinic on 0141 7373 289 or send an email to info@gpmatters.com

How long does a private GP appointment last?
GP consultations are scheduled for 15 minutes which is typically sufficient for one problem.
If you have multiple problems or a complex long standing issue then please book a double appointment.

What happens when I arrive for my GP appointment?
You will be greeted by our reception staff when you arrive for your GP appointment. If you are a new patient they will ask you to complete a health questionnaire before seeing your GP, if you have not already done this on-line.

What is the cost and how do I pay?
For GP appointments you can pay by cash or by credit or debit card (excluding American Express) on the day of your appointment.

The cost of a private GP appointment is time-only, prescriptions are included in the consultation fee, however there will be an additional charge for in-clinic services provided such as blood testing, referrals, letters and scanning.
We'll always discuss your options with you first.

Our fees are available here 




Can I have an on-line consultation?
Our expert GPs want to ensure they provide the best service possible to patients which is why we don’t offer consultations online as you would be unable to have a full assessment.

Can I get a Prescription for...?

Prescriptions are issued at the discretion of the doctor based on what they believe to be most appropriate for your condition. They can prescribe all medication normally prescribed by a general practitioner, including the pill.
We do not prescribe morphine and methadone.
 
Can your GPs refer me to further investigations?
We can only refer you to a private specialist, not an NHS specialist. Should you have private health insurance then they should accept a referral letter from GP Matters. If you have been unwell we can also issue sick notes and related letters for your employer or school. We are also able to provide certificates verifying fitness to participate in sporting or other events.

Does GP Matters provide emergency treatments?

Please note that we don’t offer a 24-hour ‘out of hours’ service.
Our service is not suitable for medical emergencies, so if you need urgent medical care then please contact 111 or 999, or visit A&E.

When and how do I receive the results?

If you have a blood or sample test done with one of your GPs, depending on the kind of testing being carried out you can receive your results in a matter of hours through to a few days for more extensive tests.
You can request how you receive the results and the options are by email, post, by calling us or we can call you.  


How is GP Matters regulated?
GP Matters is a registered healthcare provider with Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

Does seeing a GP Matters GP affect my relationship with my NHS GP?
Having a GP appointment at GP Matters does not result in any changes to the care you receive from your NHS GP and we recommend that you remain registered with your local NHS practice to ensure assistance in the event of a medical emergency.

Will you inform of my appointment to my NHS GP?
Only with your consent.

Will you be able to access my NHS GP records?
No but our GP will talk to you to find out your medical history at the beginning of your consultation. If you are on any regular medication it is helpful if you bring it with you.

Which information can my GP Matters doctor see about me?
Your GP Matters doctor will be able to see your notes for any previous appointments you have booked with us.

Can I claim for my appointment on my insurance?
Appointments with GPs are not usually covered by insurance companies. If you are referred to a consultant or have a procedure done at GP Matters then the majority of these will be covered by insurance companies. It is advisable to check your policy or ask your broker or insurance company to be sure of what is covered.

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OFFSHORE MEDICALS

GWO / Wind Turbine / OGUK Medicals

OGUK MEDICAL IN GLASGOW
We are a registered OGUK Clinic in Glasgow. Only OGUK approved clinics can issue a valid OGUK medical certificate.

OGUK Medicals are offered at GP Matters. We offer competitively priced Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) medicals - formerly known as UKOOA medicals - to both large companies and individual clients.

The OGUK Offshore Medical is valid for two years and allows you to work in the UK sector / North Sea and the Norwegian sector.

Emergency Breathing System (EBS) Fit to Train medical
The OPITO BOSIET, FOET and HUET Courses will now include in-water training with the CA-EBS.
This new element requires additional medical tests for delegates, which will be captured via a "Fit to Train" certificate. This must be completed before you can partake in the BOSIET, FOET or HUET Courses.

This medical assessment will be offered stand-alone or combined with the Oil & Gas UK Medical.


GWO regulates the wind farm industry and follows the medial guidance in issue 2 (2013) of RenewableUK Medical Fitness to work – wind turbine – guidelines for near offshore and land-based projects.

We provide industry recommended Wind Turbines Medicals (Medical Fitness to Work on near offshore and land based projects) for the renewable energy sector, also known as RUK medicals.

OGUK medical Glasgow

BOTOX TREATMENTS

Botox Clinic in Glasgow

A professional treatment carried out by a qualified Doctor, not a nurse or beautician.
Registered Doctor / Clinic (GMC, HIS)
Over 15 years experience
Free consultation / best brands in the market
2 week review appointment if clinically indicated
Fixed price for men or women
UK’s top 21 private GPs in 2020 - Tatler‘s magazine
Excellent Patients Feedback - Google reviews

Botox is an effective treatment for migraine headaches.

It is thought that botulinum toxin gets into the small nerves that carry pain signals from the head to the brain, known as C-fibres. This reduces the amount of chemicals released from the nerve endings and therefore interrupts the feedback pathway that perpetuates migraine and headache. Essentially the botulinum toxin works on the neurovascular junction (between the nerves and blood vessels) primarily in the area above the eyebrows to treat migraine headaches.

Botox is given as a series of tiny injections under the skin or into the muscles in and around the forehead, above the ears, and into the neck and shoulders. The injections usually need to be repeated every 12-16 weeks, after which time the effects of the botox wear off. Normally a response is seen after the first or second set of injections. Only about one in ten people respond to a third set of injections if the first two sets fail.

The appointment takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

How effective is theBotox for migraine treatment
The goal is improvement in the patient's quality of life.

About one in four patients do not respond to the treatment. One in four respond well to the first or second set of injections, and half need more than two sets of injections to get a good response. Studies show that 47% of patients had a 50% or greater reduction in the number of days with headache.

We have audited our results and have more than a 70% success rate of relieving patient's migraine headaches. In the majority of cases this is complete remission allowing people to get on with their lives, whilst in others it means more days of the month headache-free or in some a far better response to migraine medication than prior to the treatment.

The biological effect of botulinum toxin on nerves takes 3-5 days or a week or two to work. Some patients do not start to improve until after their second set of injections which can be given 12 weeks after the first set of injections.

BOTOX FOR EXCESSIVE SWEATING
At GP Matters we provide Botox injections for excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) with effective results by an experienced specialist doctor.

When severe sweating gets in the way of certain daily activities and antiperspirants are not working, you may be a candidate for Botox treatment. .

Botox is very effective to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough. It is injected into the affected areas to help control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands do not receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.

Procedure:
Prior to the treatment: The night before the procedure you should shave your armpits.

The day of the treatment you should wash off any deodorant prior to your appointment and you should wear an old top to avoid staining of your favourite top with the iodine dye used to identify the sweat glands.

The actual procedure takes about 30 minutes and is totally straightforward. A series of small amounts of Botox injections are performed at the identified underarm areas through a very fine needle.

Post Treatment

Simply avoid touching, rubbing or apply anything (ie. deodorants) on the treated area for 4 hours to prevent infection and spreading of the medicine. Also, it is recommended not to shower on the same day of the treatment or exercise for 24 hours after the procedure. Specific instruction will be given.

Duration
You will get the result at about 72 hours after having the treatment.

Your next treatment can be given when the effects of the first course wear off. This usually happens after 4 to 9 months. Then your symptoms will return gradually, and you will know when the time is right for another treatment.
It is recommended to have the treatment every 6 months to receive the best possible results. 

BOTOX Glasgow

VACCINES / TRAVEL CLINIC

Immunisations & Travel vaccines

Our Travel Vaccination and Health Advice Service enables you to get all of the health information and vaccinations you need to help you have a happy and healthy holiday. What's more, all of the advice given is tailored to you and your trip. We recommend that you first use this quick check tool to see if you need antimalarials and/or vaccinations for your trip.

We offer a range of vaccinations to help ensure your good health, no matter how far and wide you travel.

Our travel vaccination clinic is equipped to offer you expert advice in minimising health risks during and after your holiday or business trips to other parts of the globe. All Vaccines are available onsite, no need to order first!!

We provide
- Expert malaria advice
- IMMEDIATE vaccinations
- Up To Date information on worldwide health risks
- Experts in CORPORATE TRAVEL
- FREE travel consultations on purchase of travel vaccinations

We are a Certified Yellow Fever Vaccination centre

Vaccines available:

Chickenpox vaccine
Cholera
BCG
Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio
Flu
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
HPV
Japanese Encephalitis
Malaria
Measles
MMR
Meningitis ACWY
Meningitis B
Rabies
Tick-borne Encephalitis
Typhoid
Yellow Fever
Shingles


Malaria is a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes, which can cause fever, headache and in severe cases, coma or death.
Approximately 1,500 travellers return to the UK with malaria every year.

Countries at risk
Malaria is found in more than 100 countries, mainly in tropical regions of the world, including:

large areas of Africa and Asia
Central and South America
Haiti and the Dominican Republic
parts of the Middle East
some Pacific islands
Malaria is not found in the UK – it may be diagnosed in travellers who return to the UK from risk areas.

The TravelHealthPro website has more information about the risk of malaria in specific countries.

Travel precautions
Many cases of malaria can be prevented by the ABCD approach:
Awareness of risk: know your risk of malaria.
Bite prevention: avoid bites as much as possible.
Chemoprophylaxis: take the right antimalarial tablets.
Diagnosis: get immediate medical help for symptoms.

Signs and symptoms
Typical symptoms of malaria include shivering, fever, joint pain, vomiting, jaundice and convulsions. The classic symptom of malaria is a sudden coldness followed by fever and sweating.
In severe cases, malaria can progress extremely rapidly and induce a coma and even death within hours or days.
Young children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the disease.

Prevention
If you are travelling to an area with a risk of malaria you may be recommended to take antimalarial tablets to prevent you from becoming infected. Be sure to also use repellent and mosquito nets to increase your level of safety. There are a range of different antimalarial tablets that will be prescribed to travellers based on several factors, including: destination, medical history, family history, current medications, previous problems with anti-malarial tablets, age, and pregnancy.

Being aware of your risk is a huge factor in protecting yourself from the disease, so be sure to speak to one of us while planning your trip.

TRAVEL CLINIC Glasgow
GP Matters - Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is currently responsible for regulating independent clinics in Scotland.

During our last inspection we received the highest rating and were graded as "Exceptional" for Patient Care.

Address

GP Matters
24 Buckingham Terrace
Glasgow G12 8ED
West End


Contacts

Email: info@gpmatters.com
Phone: 0141 7373 289

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